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Hershey's Layered Kunafa

Details

Time
25 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
10 minutes
Bake Time
15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg
    kunafa(shredded pastry)
  • 2 teaspoons
    powdered sugar
  • 1 cup
    ghee
  • 2 teaspoons
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa, for Syrup
  • 2 cups
    sugar
  • 1 cup
    water
  • 1 teaspoon
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup
    whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
READY TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

Step-By-Step Directions

1
Prepare the Syrup
  1. Place sugar, water and lemon juice in a pot over medium heat until boiling.
  2. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until lightly thickened.
2

Prepare Chocolate Ganache

  1. Heat whipping cream in a pan over medium heat, stir in chocolate chips till it melts.
  2. Set aside and let it cool.
3

Prepare Kunafa

  1. Place kunafa in a large bowl and gently separate strands with fingers.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons ghee and sugar. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Divide dough equally in 2 bowls; add cocoa to 1/3 of kunafa dough. Toss to coat evenly.
  4. Pour ghee into a large sauté pan. Arrange 10cm cookie cutters or rings in single layer
  5. Place a handful of kunafa in each cookie cutter, and press into a compact even layer about 1 cm thick.
  6. Repeat to cook remaining kunafa, adding more ghee as needed.
  7. Turn crusts once until golden and crusty on both sides. Set aside.
4

Or...

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Grease 3 round baking dishes with butter or ghee.
  3. Divide pastry dough between the dishes, press into compact disk.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.
  5. Remove kunafa crust from oven and set aside. Repeat to bake remaining kunafa.
  6. Place one kunafa crust on a serving plate, drizzle some syrup spread a layer of 3 tablespoons chocolate ganache.
  7. Place second cocoa crust over ganache and drizzle some syrup over the top, then cover with a third layer.
  8. Garnish with chocolate ganache.